Officer Commitee

Mark Mahan

Mark A. Mahan, MD

Dr. Mark Mahan is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in both complex peripheral nerve surgery and endoscopic spine surgery. He routinely teaches throughout the globe, including instruction on techniques as well as clinical and laboratory science. Dr. Mahan has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book chapters. His laboratory research has earned several research grants, including several from the NIH. Dr. Mahan also runs several clinical trials, including trials funded by the US Department of Defense and industry-funded research. Dr. Mahan is the current president of peripheral the nerve section of the joint neurosurgical societies (AANS/CNS) and serves on the executive board of the Spine Section. He serves as an editor for the top neurosurgical journals, Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurosurgery, and reviewer for several other journals. He also serves as a leader in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dr. Mahan leads the complex peripheral nerve center at the University of Utah. Dr. Mahan treats nerve tumors, whether malignant, benign or related to genetic syndromes such as neurofibromatosis; nerve entrapments, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome or patients with prior surgery needing revision; nerve injuries, such as brachial plexus injuries, nerve lacerations or trauma, or iatrogenic (related to other surgery) nerve injuries; nerve pain, such as meralgica paresthetica, or other conditions requiring nerve stimulation; functional nerve reconstruction, including for post-stroke spasticity or palsy and dystonia; as well as many other conditions.

Spine Surgery

Dr. Mahan performs the complete range of spinal surgery, including oncologic, minimally invasive and endoscopic, and spinal trauma. He is a national and international educator for endoscopic spinal surgery, is a founding member of the Endoscopic Spine Research Group and has received several awards for his teaching. Whenever feasible, Dr. Mahan utilizes endoscopic techniques for addressing spinal problems because of the reduced risks, minimal tissue injury, and rapid recovery associated with endoscopic surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Mahan relaxes by getting out into the wilderness with his family. He can often be found running early in the morning.

ORCiD: 0000-0002-9777-4701


Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >